Summer Programs & Internships

Are you a high school student age 15 to 18?

Then consider spending your summer at Harvard, where you can explore a variety of college-level courses, and live and learn alongside a diverse set of peers.

Our summer programs for high school students are designed to prepare you for that all-important next step—both academically and socially—paving the way for a successful college experience.

Here, you will expand your worldview, meet new people from all over the globe, test-drive potential majors, gain valuable knowledge and skills, and explore Boston—one of America’s most vibrant and historic cities—amid a community of supportive peers and advisors. Click on the Harvard Photo above to read and apply to one of the programs.

Are you 16 years old? Then you can take a summer course at Stanford!

What is Stanford High School Summer College? Click on picture above to read and apply to the program.

It's Not a Camp or a Casual Summer Activity

Stanford’s Summer College is a college program for high school students. The university has offered bright, motivated high school students the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses since the late 1960s. The High School Summer College office works hard to ensure that all the students we admit are ready to handle the challenges of the program, both socially and academically.

It's a College Experience

The experience starts with the application process, which mirrors the Common Application used by many college admissions offices. We require that students complete their own application online. Parent and guardian contact details are provided as part of the application, and our office strives to keep our parent and guardian population up-to-date with a parallel online checklist and copies of critical email messages. We cannot stress enough the importance of reading emails regarding attendance in our program. We strongly encourage parents and guardians to add to email address books to avoid missing important updates.

Are you 16 years old? Then you can apply for this program in medicine!

What is It?

Decision Medicine is a 2-week program that introduces students to the field of medicine through personal mentoring opportunities and site visits with behind-the-scenes access to many diverse clinical settings including several regional hospitals, surgery centers and community clinics. DM was created by the San Joaquin Medical Society to encourage high achieving, underprivileged and under-represented students, who would not otherwise have these opportunities, to consider a career in medicine and eventually come back to serve our community.


During the program, students will be exposed to a day in the life of a physician by through various activities such as doing rounding with Residents at San Joaquin General Hospital, getting CPR certified at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and typing their own blood at Dameron Hospital.  They will visit Gleason House and St. Mary’s Dining Hall to teach them about the outreach to the homeless that is taking place in our county.  Each student also receives a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with a local member physician in their practice. 


Where is It?

Decision Medicine will take place in Stockton at various locations, including local hospitals, various clinics and physician offices learning firsthand what it takes to become a physician.


The main drop-off and pick-up location will be the San Joaquin Medical Society, located at 3031 W. March Lane, Suite 222W, Stockton, CA 95219. These locations may vary, but parents and students will be informed about the changes at the parent orientation on July 8, 2019. 

Are you a current sophomore or junior in high school?

Then you can apply for this summer program.  Just click on the photo to the left for program requirements.

Welcome to the UC Davis Young Scholars Program

Tentative Program Dates: June 21 - August 1, 2020


The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphasis on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. To be eligible for the summer of 2019, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school and be rising juniors or rising seniors during the program summer. UC Davis Young Scholars Program participation is not limited to California students. Participants in the 2019 UC Davis Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. In addition to scientific research, the UC Davis Young Scholars Program strives to introduce participants to the climate and culture of living and working on a university campus. Staff make every effort to model the experiences that participants will have during their first years of college.

The application period for the summer of 2020 will open on December 1, 2019.